The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Umeda, Japan

Photo of Prema Chablani
7 November 2016

Being one of the busiest business districts in Osaka, Umeda is jam-packed with restaurants, bars and cafes. There are plenty of options for brunch in Umeda, so have a look at our 10 best spots in this vibrant city of Japan.

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Hawaiian Pancake Factory

What you can expect from the Hawaiian Pancake Factory is an abundance of whipped cream piled high on light, fluffy pancakes, complete with syrup flooding the plate, and more. With a selection of eight different flavors, from mango and coconut to chocolate and banana, a food coma is in sight. Beyond pancakes, they offer a wide variety of drinks, from Hawaiian tropical fruit juices to Hawaiian beers. The pancake house is a go-to place for a relaxing, holiday mood.

8F Yodobashi Umeda, 1-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81661318841

The City Bakery

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Pastelaria, Dessert, $$$
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Offering up an assortment of savory breakfasts, including a choice between croissants or French toast accompanied with eggs, bacon and salad is The City Bakery. This place is becoming increasingly popular with locals and visitors alike. Also serving a good range of pastries and a selection of fresh juices, like kale and orange, The City Bakery is sure to fulfill your brunch desires, whether they are light or heavy. Their hot chocolate and pastries come recommended, so be sure to check them out.


Specializing in teas, from royal milk tea to tea-soda, this quaint little shop offers up a small menu. Besides tea, they do three types of cake: brandy cake, chocolate, and orange cake. They also do their own special kind of cake called a ring pancake – crispy on the outside with the texture of a rice cake on the inside. They douse it in tea-flavored syrup and serve it up with ice cream. For any tea fanatic, head over to TeeTa and try their delicious cake selection.

4-7-10 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 663 120 005

Café & Books Bibliothèque

Cafe, Japanese, Dessert, $$$
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Scallop and leeks at Café & Books
Scallop and leeks at Café & Books | © alexxis/Flickr
This artsy little shop in the middle of Umeda serves as a library, a live music performance space, an art exhibition, and a cafe. At Café & Books Bibliothèque, you will find a variety of savory options for your brunching. You can opt between a savory pancake, a pasta brunch, the chef’s rice-based special, or a soup and salad plate. All are delicious options and if you’re looking for something sweet, you can add on the dessert of the day.


Restaurant, Italian, Japanese, $$$
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Sitting on the first floor of the Ritz-Carlton, Splendido provides an Italian-themed brunch buffet, which is a little bit on the pricey side. However, you are treated to a great range of dishes, from a cheese and fish selection, to a variety of hot dishes. There is also a medley of pasta and vegetable dishes. With such a range to choose from, all prepared by the hotel’s gourmet chef, you are certain to have a filling and delicious brunch experience at the Ritz.

Meal service:

All Day, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch


Stylish, Gourmet, Fine Dining, Michelin-Starred, Modern

Roll Madu

Sitting in a prime location in Umeda, Roll Madu is famous for their spongy roll cakes. Coming in several flavors, customers are encouraged to order a selection of roll cakes with a cup of coffee. If roll cakes don’t suit your tastes, they have a nice range of desserts including fresh Belgian waffles. Roll Madu is the perfect place for a light, sweet meal if you’re planning on snacking on all the Japanese street food in Osaka throughout the day.

BF2 Herbis Ent. Plaza, 2-2-22 Umeda, Osaka, Japan, +81 663 464 877

Brothers Café

Cafe, Japanese
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Brothers Café is a little pancake house in the OPA building in Umeda. Serving up a variety of sweet pancakes with ranges of fluffiness, you’re sure to fill your pancake needs here. They’ve even got sweet and savory French toasts if you don’t want a pancake. Brothers Café offers an original creation called a scookie, which is a crispy pancake with a tower of cream on top, decorated with fruits. You get an additional soft fluffy pancake, which is covered in a delicious sauce of your choice: strawberry, chocolate, raspberry or orange.

Pan de Mère

Bistro, Restaurant, Creperie, Japanese, $$$
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Savory Galette
Savory Galette | © Hiro - Kokoro☆Photo/Flickr
You can expect freshly baked galettes and crêpes from this cute French-style restaurant. Pop over to Pan de Mère for brunch and order a savory galette. Try an okonomiyaki-style galette, which puts a Japanese spin on a traditional French dish. If you are after something sweeter, they have fresh crêpes on offer and you can choose your toppings and sauce. They open for lunch fairly early on, so if you’re craving something more substantial they’ve got plenty of pastas on offer as well.


A New York-style restaurant, Sarabeth’s serves an all-day breakfast. You can order a plate of fresh fruits and follow it up with the famous lemon and ricotta pancakes. They also have a variety of French toasts and a wide range of eggs, including the brunch classic, eggs Benedict. From 11am, they start serving more lunch foods, as well such as macaroni and cheese, and club sandwiches. Be sure to check out Sarabeth’s if you’re looking for a more traditional western brunch.

Hüg French Toast Café

Cafe, Japanese
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Savory French Toast Plate
Savory French Toast Plate | © photoantenna/Flickr 
Located just 10 minutes away from Osaka station, Hüg French Toast Café specializes in French toast (as the name suggests). They have a range of sweet toasts, as well as plates of savories with English muffins turned into French toasts, poached eggs, and bacon. The cafe also offers a traditional Japanese treat, kakikori, which is shaved ice doused in flavored syrup. Their thick French toasts, or beautifully decorated French toast baguettes, are sure to fill you right up. This venue offers a delicious brunching experience.

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